Answers from Tim

It’s another new day, and in the post-apocalyptic days of the new year, Tim stands guard in his little guard box at the Big Green bookshop. Protecting Wood Green and its surrounding pockets of civilisation against illiteracy and the lack-prose intolerant. The big thought at the forefront of his mind is “How many times today will I be asked ‘So Tim, what happens next?’”

The Big Green Bookshop is closing, and this was something Tim didn’t want, but the inevitable nature of… nature…has led to his business partner Simon migrating to the seaside, attracted by the calls of seagulls, and passing ocean liners. Tim has been fielding these questions for days.

So, welcome to the WG Bookshop Project. Here we’re going to try and help folks understand what’s going on.

What’s happening?

The Physical bookshop is closing!

What? Why?

Simon and his family have moved away. A commute to North London from Hastings is a little much!

The Online entity will continue on through the web page, twitter, and the online store. Simon will manage these, and Tim will go on to other projects!

Other Projects?

Yes! Tim is in the process of forming a co-operative to run an all new community led bookshop! He wants to stay local, and wants a community space where events can take place! He’s open to offers of volunteer help from everyone! Whether its teaching cats to speak French, hosting board game events, Writing clubs, whatever! Tim would love to hear from you!

How do I contact Tim?

Tim has a new email!, he’s also now on twitter! @teach_Tim.  He’s working this all out as he goes along! So bear with him!

How Can I stay up to date on all of these developments?

That’s easy! Keep an eye here! Or sign up for the newsletter! is a temporary web address (community friends helping out!) but as soon as the new bookshop name is sorted, it’ll move on over there!

There, Hopefully Tim will rest easier now, knowing that the questions will be lessened…

Of course, there’s always the few folk that don’t use the internet! But they may already be beyond help!

(But, tell your friends!)